Marie-Claude Marquis oil Paintings are sumptuous ! Born in Quebec and now living in Montreal, Marie-Claude first started to studied make-up and visual art, she loves to find herself in the middle of all her paint buckets…
Samantha Zaza is a self confessed “compulsive sketcher, tea drinker, nomad”. She is also a fantastic graphic artist as her amusing Coup series demonstrates. The series is a selection of colour pencil drawings of pigeons “with Napoleonic complexes”. Zaza moves around between Istanbul and San Fransisco, she blogs and she exhibits her drawings at Studio [...]
Cigarettes are to Brian Viveros‘ chicas’ lips as heavily mascara’d eyelashes are to their eyes — absolutely necessary and essential to their fetish-fueled rebellious masochistically hedonistic lifestyle and look. Black eyes and bruises, blood and bandaids, cigarettes and scissors, bullets and bustiers, tights and tattoos, flowers and fingers, military and mickey mouse — love her [...]
One can say without a doubt that Swedish artist Linnea Strid‘s forte is painting water in a way that confuses the onlooker as to whether the piece they are looking at is a photograph or a painting. Strid must have studied water in so much depth [mentally, visually, and physically alike] that she knows it [...]
Wow, how amazingly inspirational are the curvy Pin-ups of George Petty ! He was one of the top “cheesecake” illustrators of the 30s and 40s. He began his career with a series of cartoons featuring beautiful girls and their far from handsome beaus.
The Limited Art Edition of FREITAG bags are made from exhibition banners of the world’s most sizzling contemporary art museums, such as The Tate, Mori Art and MOCA. To create the Limited Art Edition, FREITAG has worked on luminous coloured mesh tarpaulins and exhibition banners decorated with oil paintings. The result is a vibrant collection with special graphic and haptic features. The bags are a “must” for all lovers of recycled art.
An air raid bunker in Berlin was constructed in reinforced concrete in 1942 during the second world war, for the German railway company. In 2003 Christain Boros bought the bunker and commissioned Realarchitektur to design a place for him and his family to live in and house his collection of contemporary art. The existing spaces seemed appropriate to be used by the art and artists represented in the collection. On each of the five floors a route connects the eight major rooms and the surrounding sub spaces.The strict symmetry and uniformity of all spaces created a general feeling of disorientation. The building was separated from its urban context by post war additions such as walls, loading bays, an elevator tower and outhouses. So austere and cold, but incredible. Since 2008 it has been opened for the public to view (by appointment only) his collection of artworks, including the likes of Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Steven Gontarski and Sarah Lucas. Much more information about the conversion and extension here.
Each summer, for 4 summers now, 3 months at a time, Ryan McGinley and friends have traveled across the United States shooting photographs of their journeys. For this series, Moonmilk, the crew find themselves in caves, some of which have never been touched, [...]
Photographer Neil Krug has been hanging in the desert with his supermodel girlfriend Joni Harbeck making PULP, a book of washed out, grainy, 70′s stylized photos that honor the tradition of old movie posters and magazines. The polaroids have the kind of grainy, sun-scorched feel of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. And ever since the couple began posting the photos on Flickr early this year, they’ve drawn a blaze of attention. “I really never received this much feedback on my work before,” said Mr. Krug, who has also directed music videos for Ladytron and Ratatat. Watch a little teaser trailer to get you in the mood for the book. In his spare time he’s also been working on a movie called Invisible Pyramid that looks equally as trippy. It’s supposedly about two women “escaping the loss of a loved one in search for an answer to their ambivalence.”
Emmanuelle Moureaux recently revealed his new collection in Tokyo of designs for offices and showrooms. Taking inspiration from a kaleidoscope, Moureaux used over 1150 colors to create stunning office spaces. If you look closely at the pictures you can see it isn’t just one or two glass windows. There are multiple layers of glass panels [...]
Photographer Danny Treacy recovers discarded clothing he finds lying around in lonely places such as streets, car parks and waste ground. He then re-stitches, re-fashioned: re-modeled into junk monsters – uncanny suits that he wears in life-sized portraits in his series Them.
They belonged to the unknown, the anonymous, the lost, the drunken and looming out of the black background the faceless figures evoke urban warriors, mythical beasts, distorted creatures. It seem that something that happened to its former owner emanates from each piece of fabric, making the attire all the more haunting.